The Way of Paintings-FACE Award Winners

The public entry competition FACE established in 2013 is offering a gateway to the art world for up and coming artists regardless of their age or affiliation and many entries are received every year. A panel of judges, comprised primarily of art critics, conducts a rigorous review to choose submitted works that have potential to receive global recognition in the future. Outstanding works are awarded prizes, including the Grand Prix Award and Excellent Work Awards.
This exhibition brings together approximately 90 of the recent and new works of 12 artists who received the Grand Prix or Excellent Work Awards in the three years since FACE was established. In addition, this exhibition displays the three works that were awarded the Grand Prix and became works of our permanent collection. By doing so, this exhibition reveals the true value of the works which capture the essence of the times, and explores how the paintings of the artists have evolved over time.

Exhibition Details

From January 9th (Sat.) to February 14th (Sun.), 2016
(closed Mondays,except January 11th)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
Hours10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 600yen (500yen)
University & High School Students: 400 yen (300yen)
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Supported by
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

Pick up

FACE2013 Grand Prix Award
Yasunobu Tsutsumi
FACE2013 Excellent Work Award
Tomohiro Nagahara
FACE2013 Excellent Work Award
Olga Kondo
《A Boy in Pondering》2012
FACE2013 Excellent Work Award
Chisato Tanaka
《Unknown Woods》2012
FACE2014 Grand Prix Award
Yu Kawashima
FACE2014 Excellent Work Award
Kazuyuki Futagawa
《a few seconds’gesture》2013
FACE2014 Excellent Work Award
Yu Sanada
《a way of life》2013
FACE2014 Excellent Work Award
Yu Nishimura
FACE2015 Grand Prix Award
Hiroki Miyazato
FACE2015 Excellent Work Award
Mariko Ohashi
《La Foret》2014
FACE2015 Excellent Work Award
Kazuko Wada
《Garden (Sunlight filtering through trees)》2014
FACE2015 Excellent Work Award
Saki Murakami